She's led on into the house, and while I think there's an attempt made to convey what happens next from her point of view, there's only so much that can be done with slo-mo shots of her and the men going in and out of focus, underscored by disorienting sound effects, with off-kilter camera angles. Especially on basic cable. But then I question the choice to go all arty with a gang-rape scene in the first place.
Wade meets Ruiz at a sculpture garden in Juarez, and after a little small talk about the chorizos (which does nothing to put a visibly twitchy Ruiz at ease), Wade admits that he came down here not for the bakery goods, but to talk to Ruiz. "Occurred to me you might not be at court today," Wade says. Ruiz admits that he hasn't yet decided. Wade looks on the plus side: "You're up, you're dressed, you shaved…that's a good sign." Then he asks Ruiz if he's found any peace. "Ten seconds a day," Ruiz says. "When I open my eyes in the morning, for ten seconds, I don't remember he's gone. This is my life now." Well, all the more reason to have a chorizo, then. Also, I think it's been pretty well established that Ruiz hasn't been much of a morning person lately.
Wade asks, "Can you let the system take care of David Tate so you can take care of yourself?" Ruiz finally sits down on the bench next to Wade and says he doesn't know. Wade admits that Tate is going to prison with or without Ruiz's testimony, which sounds right to me; he's dead to rights on the murder of Santiago Sol, Jr. as it is. Ruiz figures that this means it doesn't matter what he does. But Wade says that even though he and Cross have it covered, it could help Ruiz if he takes part. "You just maybe might leave it there a little bit." Ruiz isn't so sure, so Wade suggests that it might buy him another second in the mornings. Which is a shitty investment, because every six minutes and five seconds Ruiz spends in court is going to take a year to pay for itself.
Mendez and her youngest sister Daniela are in line for lunch at a taco truck, when Daniela asks where Mendez is staying. "You really want to know?" Mendez asks. Not really, apparently. But good for Mendez, getting a little action, even if it's off-screen. She asks why her sister isn't at work, and Daniela explains that she got, like, promoted to a later shift. I don't see how that's a promotion in any sense besides making her an easier target for The Beast. Mendez asks about whether Daniela doesn't miss school, which she doesn't want to talk about. She'd rather talk about the new manager, and how he's nice and cute. "Don't worry, he's like thirty." But he's nicer than the others. So even though we have yet to meet him, he's obviously the killer. Mendez asks about their mom, and her sister says that Mama Mendez is ready to allow her to come back home…if she changes. "Maybe go to church and God can help," Daniela suggests. Well, thanks for coming out to repeat the party line, sis.